Research in the Rotunda, March 6

Research in the Rotunda is a wonderful opportunity to learn about the exciting research going on throughout the state and to support Universities of Wisconsin students and faculty members who contribute to the state’s strong economic future. We are proud to showcase the research of 16 Freshwater Collaborative funded undergraduates at the 2024 event.


1 Adsorption of PFAS in Nanoporous Solids
Anna Hahn, UW-Stevens Point, Stevens Point, WI
Jackson Mikel, UW-Stevens Point, Black River Falls, WI
Olivia Stellpflug, UW-Stevens Point, Omro, WI

2 Analyzing the Viability of Surface-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy for the Accessible Detection of Toxic “Forever Chemicals” (PFAS) in Drinking Water
Andrew Glasgow, UW-Madison, Madison, WI
Co-author: Hanwei Wang

3 Coastal Bird Use of Small Stream Mouths Along the Western Lake Michigan Shoreline
Sarah Baughman, UW-Green Bay, Sheboygan, WI

4 Comparing the Effects of Restoration Age on Stream Ecosystems and Community Dynamics
Casie Kopischke, UW-Stout, Eagan, MN

5 Economic Impacts of Wisconsin Fishing Supported by the Freshwater Resources of Lake Michigan and Bay of Green Bay
Alaina Jacobs, UW-Whitewater, Sun Prairie, WI
Brooke Bauer, UW-Whitewater, New Berlin, WI
Clare O’Donnell, UW-Whitewater, Whitewater, WI
Madeline Murnion, UW-Green Bay, Green Bay, WI

6 Finding Relationships Between Length, Mass, Carbon, Nitrogen, and Protein in the Invasive Crustacean Hemimysis anomala
Noah Schrodt, UW-Madison, River Forest, IL

7 Lake Sturgeon Larval Production in the Upper Menominee River
Lauren Klawiter, UW-Green Bay, Seymour, WI
Co-authors: Steve Hughes, Zach Nordstrom

8 Overstimulation of the Innate Immune Response by the Neonicotinoid Pesticide Thiamethoxam: How Does This Contribute to Observed Toxicity in Fish?
Nicole Kooij, UW-La Crosse, Sun Prairie, WI

10 Sex-Based Spawning Behavior Differences in Lake Michigan Walleye
Carly Phalen, UW-Madison, Reedsburg, WI

11 Smart Farming and Precision Agriculture
Aidan Drew, UW-Stout, Lake Mills, WI
Josh Pederson, UW-Stout, Oronoco, MN

12 Sorption of Anionic Dye Alizarin Red S from Solution by Carbonate Mineral Dolomite
Anna Bowman, UW-Parkside, Libertyville, IL

13 Steamer NIAGARA: Her Demise, Her Artifacts, and Her Significance
Nick Quaney, UW-Milwaukee, Auburn, KS

14 The Cost of Clean Water: An Efficiency Analysis of Wisconsin’s Water Utilities
Arnish Gupta, UW-Whitewater, Frisco, TX

15 The Neonicotinoid Pesticide Imidacloprid Has the Potential to Influence Fish Populations by Interfering With the Immune Response
Allie Fowle, UW-La Crosse, Menomonee Falls, WI

16 Urban Stream Corridor Restoration Effects on Sediment Loading
Kal Breeden, UW-Stout, Lakeville, MN

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